Radlett & District

Computers (MS Windows)

Having led the Computer Group from the beginning, Robin Crosher decided not to continue. Numbers attending have fallen. If someone else wants to take on the running of the group Robin will do what he can to help a new leader.

Windows 10 Help
A copy of an article from Computer Active magazine (issue 466, 6 - 19 Jan 2016) headed 'Change Windows 10 Settings Now' has been added to the Links column on the right. If you have updated or purchased Win 10 this article is essential reading. There is also a link to another article from the same magazine 'Your most popular programs of 2015' which you could find useful. If you want to take out a subscription to this very helpful fortnightly journal go to http://getcomputeractive.co.uk/

Alan Paul of the Ravenshead U3A has produced a new guide. He states "It is not the final definitive document on Windows 10 but it attempts to address problems my new group are having." You can find it using the link on the right to his web page at Ravenshead; the link to the Windows 10 Guide is about half way down the page.

Links to helpful notes, web sites and articles (see column on the right)
These links are aimed at helping members with their computer issues. Included is a link to IT courses run by Dacorum Communities for Learning (DCFL)who are a local charity offering low cost tablet/iPad and computer training.

Books on Computing

There is a link to the right to the Older and Wiser series, published by Wiley in partnership with the Third Age Trust. These are possibly available from your local library or buy them through the link.
The series includes Windows 8 for the Older and Wiser as well as books on the iPad, Windows 7 and Office 2007 & 2010. A total of nine books cover different technology related topics. They are written in a straightforward, jargon free way with step by step instructions throughout. Including explanatory screenshots, easy-to-read fonts, full colour and lay flat binding.
Perfect for individual reading if you’re struggling with a particular topic, so you can take yourself through the book chapter by chapter at your own pace in the comfort of your own home.

If you are struggling with the latest IT gadget (smartphone, tablet, computer etc) you might like to consider the publications provided by The Helpful Book Company. They provide books which explain how to use your phone (or whatever) in plain simple language, with pictures of the screen showing you where to tap etc and no jargon! If you want you can get a free information pack by calling 01229 777606 before you decide to purchase. More information can be found on www.helpfulbooks.co.uk/our_products.htm. These books are not available from any shop or on-line at Amazon etc. They can only be bought direct from the publisher and are particularly helpful for oldies who find that when they ask their younger tech savvy whizz kids for help they just do it for you, leaving you none the wiser for the next time. Sound familiar?

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